Industry News of the Day for August 2, 2019

New York:

  • Sports Handle, 8.1.19 – Legal Sports Betting Has Arrived in Central New York: The Lounge with Caesars Sports Opens At Turning Stone Casino And Resort
    • The excitement of sports betting arriving Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York was evident from the moment I drove onto the property Thursday morning. Banners and balloons decorated the place inside and out, and upon heading down the main escalator toward the gaming floor. It only became more intense with staff handing out souvenirs liberally in anticipation of sports betting finally coming to Central New York.
  •, 8.1.19 – Oneida Nation Casinos Launch Sports Betting Today
    • With 17 big-screen televisions and six craft beers on tap, sports betting will open today at Turning Stone Casino Resort. Betting will also begin today at Point Place Casino, in the Madison County town of Bridgeport. The first sports betting lounges in Central New York will allow gamblers to put money on everything from whether the Yankees win tonight to who will win the Super Bowl next February.
  • WSKG, 8.1.19 – As Sports Betting Expands, Gambling Treatment Services Do Too
    • Sports betting has expanded to casinos in upstate New York, including Tioga Downs in Nichols. At the same time, there’s now more help for folks with gambling addictions.


  • KPTV, 8.1.19 – Oregon Lottery Announces Details Of Online Sports Betting System
    • The Oregon Lottery is revealing details about its online sports betting system. The Oregon Lottery announced Thursday that Oregon Lottery Scoreboard will be an online sports book allowing people 21 years old and older to wager on nearly every professional sport.
  • KEPR, 8.1.19 – Sports Betting Returns To Oregon This Fall
    • On Thursday the Oregon Lottery announced that sports betting is coming to Oregon thanks to the Oregon Lottery Scoreboard.
  • KATU, 8.1.19 – Sports Betting May Return To Oregon Before NFL Season, Oregon Lottery Says
    • Sports betting will be back in Oregon this fall with an online sports book that lets people 21 and up place wagers on their favorite professional sports. The Oregon Lottery made the announcement Wednesday that they would be releasing “Scoreboard,” marking the state’s first entry into online sales and gameplay.

North Carolina:


  • Legal Sports Report, 8.1.19 – Key Meeting Helps Push Indiana Sports Betting Toward September Launch
    • Indiana sports betting at brick-and-mortar casinos might get a green flag for the first week of the NFL season, but mobile wagering almost certainly will have a red flag. Sara Gonso Tait, executive director of the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC), told Legal Sports Report that the start date of retail and mobile sports betting is now in the hands of the individual casinos.
  • WQAD, 8.1.19 – What You Need To Know With Sports Betting Just Weeks Away In Iowa
    • Iowans and visitors to the Hawkeyes state are just a few weeks away from placing their first bets on professional and college sports. State lawmakers legalized sports betting earlier this year, and new rules were released earlier this week.


iDEA Growth Member News:

  • Reuters, 7.31.19 – Penn National Makes Major Sports Betting Push With New Deals (DraftKings, Kambi, PointsBet and The Stars Group)
    • Casino operator Penn National Gaming Inc on Wednesday announced a spate of partnerships with sports book operators, including with digital sports media company theScore Inc., giving the partners access to sports betting markets across the United States in exchange for fees, equity and a share of betting revenues.
  • Sports Handle, 8.1.19 – Breaking Down Penn National Gaming’s Multiple Online Sports Betting Deals Across U.S. (DraftKings, Kambi, PointsBet and The Stars Group)
    • Penn National Gaming’s newly revealed “strategic partnerships” with a bevy of online sports betting companies represent a giant step forward not only for Penn National, currently this country’s largest regional gaming operator, but for the online sports wagering companies and the bettors, as well.
  • Gaming Intelligence, 8.1.19 –Kambi To Serve As Sports Betting Supplier To Penn National Gaming
    • Kambi was selected following a competitive selection process to supply its sportsbook platform to Penn for on-property and online deployment in regulated markets in the United States.